Semi-Colon; moderate pause.
March 1, 2010 3:46 PM   Subscribe

This is an awesome way to learn about grammar and punctuation . Do you have any other recommendations to make this sort of stuff fun?
posted by moocheen to Education (11 answers total) 48 users marked this as a favorite

i love Eats, Shoots & Leaves. it's hilarious.

if you're looking for something 'quick', there's also a version for kids.
posted by gursky at 4:08 PM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Bob the Angry Flower explaining "it's".
posted by micketymoc at 4:09 PM on March 1, 2010

Best answer: Bob the Angry Flower--Apostrophe
posted by BlooPen at 5:44 PM on March 1, 2010

I loved The Deluxe Transitive Vampire when I was young. Haven't read it in many years so not sure how it holds up.
posted by not that girl at 5:56 PM on March 1, 2010

Not that girl, I read it recently and loved it. The examples are wonderful and the advice is spot on.

Oh. In storytelling today, we played the game where you tell a story with each person adding a word..but in the more advanced version you can add punctuation too. That could be a fun way of doing it.
posted by eleanna at 7:58 PM on March 1, 2010

Best answer: Grammar Bytes!
posted by Emilyisnow at 8:17 PM on March 1, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks all - I'll look into the books too.
posted by moocheen at 9:05 PM on March 1, 2010

I'll second The Elements of Style, which is available (in a non-illustrated format) free online. I don't know if it's fun per se, but it is concise, opinionated, and often entertaining.
posted by paulg at 11:19 AM on March 4, 2010

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